Orbweaver Spiders

Family Araneidae and Tetragnathidae

Anyone who has hiked in Florida has probably had a face full of spider webbing constructed by one of the many orbweaver spiders found in this state, especially the Golden Silk Orbweaver, often called the "banana spider".  Most orbweavers build the classic wheel shaped web you often see in cartoons and drawing depicting spiders.  Florida has several species of orbweavers.  Some can be quite colorful.  Check them out.

Orbweaver Spiders Photo Gallery

Humpbacked Orbweaver (Eustala anastera)

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